Guidelines for authors


SCIA.AP accepts contributions mainly in Romanian, but also in English, French or other international language which uses the Latin alphabet. Punctuation systems, capitalization, etc. should follow conventions commonly used in the language of submission. For submissions in English, both American and British spelling are accepted so long as spelling is consistent throughout the text.

A short profile of the author – maximum 50 words – is required for all articles. This should include title, current position, institutional affiliation and areas of expertise. Please provide your profile in Romanian and in English; type it on the 'cover' page of the manuscript, along with your contact information (postal address, telephone number and e-mail address).

Main text

The length required for articles to be published in the main section of the journal is 8-15,000 words. However SCIA.AP accepts occasionally longer papers (up to 40,000 words); in these cases, authors may be asked to draft their work so as to allow publication in two or three consecutive issues of the journal. Book and exhibition reviews should not exceed 3,000 words.

Prepare your text as a MS Word file and save it in doc format. Manuscripts must be formatted for A4 size paper, single-spaced. Please indent the first line of each paragraph using Word format options (Paragraph → Special → First line → 1 cm). Do not indent paragraphs by pressing TAB or by typing multiple spaces.

Articles should be accompanied by:

  • an abstract of maximum 300 words;

  • 6-10 keywords separated by commas; please avoid repeating words in the title.

For articles in Romanian, abstracts and keywords must be written in English or French.

If you feel that your article should be divided into sections, please use a single level of section headings. Do not number headings; put them in bold face type, aligned left (minimal capitalization).

Prescribed font is Times New Roman; size should be 12 pt for main text and 11 pt for abstract, keywords, endnotes and captions.

1. Hans H. Hofstätter, Symbolismus und die Kunst der Jahrhundertwende, Köln, 1965, p. 37-38.
2. Loc. cit.
3. Ioana Vlasiu, Miliţa Petraşcu, Chişinău, 2004, p. 16.
4. Ibid., p. 63.
5. Hans H. Hofstätter, op. cit., p. 56.
6. André Grabar, La peinture religieuse en Bulgarie, Paris, 1928, p.25.
7. Mary Ann Caws and Sarah Bird Wright, Bloomsbury and France: Art and Friends, Oxford, 2000, p. 149-150.
8. André Grabar, Les voies de la creation en iconographie, Paris 1979, p.27.
9. Id., La peinture…, p. 31.

If you cite articles, studies or papers published in an edited book, a conference volume, a catalogue etc., please use the following format:

1. Corina Teacă, Artişti post-grigorescieni în jurul lui 1900, in Nicolae Grigorescu şi modernitatea (ed. by Ioana Vlasiu), Bucureşti, 2008.
2. Ioana Vlasiu, L’Expérience roumaine, dans La vie des formes. Henri Focillon et les arts (Sous la direction d’Alice Thomine et Christian Briend), Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon et Fondation de France, 2004, p. 236.

References to periodical articles must include author’s name, article title, publication title (both in italics), volume/tome number (if any), issue number, publication date, page number. Mentioning page number is optional when you cite articles published in a newspaper.

Please note that SCIA.AP uses abbreviations for frequently cited journals. The list of abbreviations appears on the final page of SCIA.AP (see an example here). If you cite several times a scholarly journal that does not appear on the list, you may suggest an abbreviation; it will be included in the list, which is revised for each issue of SCIA.AP. Otherwise, give the journal’s full title.

1. Gustave Cohen, Constantin Ganesco (1864-1951), in Arts, n° 308, 27 avril 1951, p. 1.
2. Francisc Şirato, Expozitia sculptorului Boambă, in Sburătorul, nr. 42, 31 ianuarie 1920, p. 382.
3. Tereza Sinigalia, Les inscriptions votives de l’église de Matei Basarab du monastère Câmpulung et leurs significations, in RRHA.BA, Tome XLV, 2008, p. 25.
4. Marina Sabados, Influences occidentales dans la peinture roumaine d’icones du XVIIe siècle, in RRHA.BA, Tome XXXIX-XL (2002-2003), p.17-42.
5. Gh. Vida, Canova. Dans. Desen, in Ziarul de duminică, 7 octombrie 2007.

Cross-references to other endnotes should take the form “See note X above/below.”

I l l u s t r a t i o n s

Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions on any illustrated material in which they do not hold copyright. Illustrations must be submitted as separate files in formats such as BMP, PNG or high-quality JPEG. Name these files according to the order of images in the text: Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc. Mark in your text the approximate location where images should be placed by typing a new paragraph:

<Insert Fig. 1 about here>

As not all images will be printed in colour, make sure that the illustrations preserve their accuracy when converted to grayscale.

Provide captions for all illustrated material. For each caption include, where appropriate, the name of artist, title of work (in italics), place and year or period of execution (if known), medium, collection. Use a full stop at the end of the caption.

Fig. 1 – Octavian Smigelschi, L’Ange de la Mort, Rome, 1910-1911, toile et glaise sur charpente en bois. Photographie de l’artiste, collection Ioana Setran, Bucarest.
Fig. 2 – Anonyme, Fragment de frise provenant d’un cabinet en ébène d’époque Louis XIII, Paris, vers 1640-1650, ébène sculpté, Ecouen, Musée national de la Renaissance, inv. E. Cl. 12415.
Fig. 3 – Simona Cristea, Loving D, 2004, acrylic on canvas, 50x70cm, private collection.

The list of captions must be typed on an individual page at the end of the manuscript.

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